Eater: How Chicago Celebrated The Beards

Many of the nation’s top food and drink luminaries descended on the Lyric Opera House in the Loop last night for Chicago’s first time hosting the James Beard Awards, the top honors for restaurants and chefs in the country. Chicago’s finest restaurants and bars pulled out all the stops, first on …

Chicago Tribune Reviews The Duck Inn

Check out this amazing review of our sister venue, The Duck Inn! For a restaurant that’s been open a little more than three months, The Duck Inn has deep roots. The Bridgeport restaurant, created in December by chef Kevin Hickey (as part of his partnership with Rockit Ranch Productions), occupies …

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Rockit Ranch Highlighted As A Major Restaurant Group In Chicago By DiningOut

It all began in 2004, when Rockit Bar & Grill opened its doors. Made up of committed individuals who pride themselves on their understanding of the culinary and entertainment industry, Rockit Ranch Productions is headed by CEO/Founder Billy Dec, President/Partner Arturo Gomez, and Chairman/Founder Brad Young. Rockit Ranch Productions has …

DNA Info: Chef Kevin Hickey Says ‘Bridgeport is Ready’ for The Duck Inn

BRIDGEPORT — The inspiration for the Duck Inn, the new 1960s-style tavern serving gourmet food, isn’t necessarily steeped somewhere in the memory of revered chef and neighborhood native Kevin Hickey. Sure, the name resurrects Hickey’s great grandmother’s short-lived, Depression-era lunch counter at 35th and Ashland. And of course he remembers …

Today Show: Cook Turkey and Stuffing 3 Ways

Sick of the same old turkey and stuffing? Try something new this Thanksgiving. Billy Dec, Suzanne Vizethann and Anthony Scotto are imparting some of their Thanksgiving creativity and flavor in such classics as the turkey and stuffing. Here are their recipes, which incorporate some Italian, Latin and Southern flair. View …

Rockit Bar & Grill Celebrates 10 Years with Re-Design

River North’s Anchor Undergoes Rock-Forward Relaunch Chicago, IL – After 10 successful years as one of the iconic pioneers of the vibrant River North neighborhood, Rockit Bar & Grill is going back to its roots with a complete re-design that will once again cut against the grain and reveal a …

Billy Dec Discusses Red Orchid Theatre’s Annual Gala with ABC7

A Red Orchid Theatre’s critically-acclaimed productions attract diverse audiences from across the country every year. This year, the theatre celebrates 22 successful years of exceptional, ensemble-based theater in Chicago with its annual gala on Nov. 8. Co-hosts for the event are Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon, who co-founded A Red …